SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [3RD JANUARY, 2017].


Wed, 03 Jan 2018

1. De Bruyne is Manchester City’s comeback kid.

When Kevin de Bruyne was stretchered off at Crystal Palace on Sunday, it prompted the question of how much football he would miss. The answer came soon: a bit of stoppage time at Selhurst Park. The Belgian retained his place in the starting 11 when it seemed that Jason Puncheon’s shocking tackle could sideline him for quite some time. He showed no ill-effects in an all-action display against Watford.

De Bruyne was not merely the man of the match: he felt the most energetic performer, too. Typically, his was a display laced with quality. He hit the bar with a free kick that Heurelho Gomes did well to touch. His cross led to Sergio Aguero scoring the goal.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The striker is said to have an uneasy relationship with Pep Guardiola and gave an ambiguous response to questions over his future 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The striker is said to have an uneasy relationship with Pep Guardiola and gave an ambiguous response to questions over his future 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Grateful Buffalo Bills fans helped raise over $100,000 for the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation to thank the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback for helping end their nearly two-decade postseason drought.The foundation announced it had eclipsed the $100,000 mark Tuesday morning and set a $150,000 goal.Buffalo fans began donating to Dalton's charity Sunday after he led a game-winning drive to propel the Bengals to a win over the Baltimore Ravens, thus sending the Bills to the playoffs."I 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele, who has been sidelined since September, has been cleared to make his comeback in Thursdays Copa del Rey clash against Celta Vigo. The French international has not played since tearing his hamstring at Getafe on September 16, just three games into his Barca career following a 105-million-euro ($124 million) move from [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
After spending more than three months on the sidelines, Ousmane Dembele is ready to return for Barcelona in January. Barcelona, on Tuesday evening on its official Twitter handle, confirmed that Ousmane Dembele has been cleared to make his return after spending three and a half months out through injury. https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/948264263579082752 The 20-year-old tore his hamstring [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Bianconeri will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak when they confront Sinisa Mihajlovic's men 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Boji Boji Urban (Ward 7) defeated Abavo (Ward 11) 6-5 on penalties in the final of the Ifeanyi Okowa Football Tournament to cart home the cash prize of N1m and a giant trophy at the Agbor Stadium on December 30. Regulation time ended goalless in the explosive match before Abavo lost the ensuing penalty shootout [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Notre Dame Fighting Irish star Bonzie Colson will have surgery after fracturing his left foot, the school announced Tuesday.Colson is expected to miss eight weeks."We are all feeling for Bonzie right now, who was performing as well as any player in the country," Fighting Irish head coach Mike Brey said. "We need to embrace this challenge. This program has lost key guys before and we figured out a way to earn an NCAA bid."The senior is leading Notre Dame with 21.4 points and 1 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Bournemouth came from behind twice to edge three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by drawing with Brighton at the Amex. Callum Wilson netted the Cherries' second equaliser 11 minutes from time, instinctively stabbing home after a goalmouth scramble. Anthony Knockaert had broken the deadlock with his second goal of the season, expertly [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is only 32 years old, but don't expect him to change his mind about his decision to retire from the NFL following the 2015 season.He wrote in a Tuesdaypieceon the Players' Tribune:"I can honestly say that I don't miss playing. I love football. But it became difficult to love the game as much when I was in some sort of pain every day. I never talked about it while I was playing because...what good would that do' It wouldn& 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Andy Carroll's double earned a 2-1 victory for West Ham at home to West Brom, who remain winless under Alan Pardew. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Quarterback Carson Palmer called it quits Tuesday after 15 seasons in the NFL.The Arizona Cardinals shared Palmer's open letter announcing his retirement in which he said he will "never forget" the relationships he developed and will "especially miss the grind" that came with playing football at the highest level for so long:Palmer entered the league in 2003 when the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him with the No. 1 overall pick out of USC. He looked like a franchise quarter 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Celtic sign Masuku 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Runaway Championship leaders Wolves surge 12 points clear with three second-half goals to see off play-off hopefuls Brentford. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Tana Aiyejina Super Eagles captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa has admitted the national team are in a tough group at the 2018 African Nations Championship scheduled for Morocco from January 13 to February 4. The Eagles are drawn in Group C against 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea. The Nigerians begin their campaign on January 15 [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Pat Nevin feels Chelsea are showing Premier League "title-winning form" and sees reasons to be optimistic as cracks start to show in Manchester City. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Chelsea boss says he understands the mindset of players in a World Cup year, opening the door for potential exits for players who need more time 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Chelsea boss says he understands the mindset of players in a World Cup year, opening the door for potential exits for players who need more time 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Chelsea boss says he understands the mindset of players in a World Cup year, opening the door for potential exits for players who need more time 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that several players loaned out by the club will not be recalled in the January transfer window. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that several players loaned out by the club will not be recalled 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The 24-year-old midfielder signs from his home country on a permanent deal, continuing the rebuild for the MLS side 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The 24-year-old midfielder signs from his home country on a permanent deal, continuing the rebuild for the MLS side 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The 24-year-old midfielder signs from his home country on a permanent deal, continuing the rebuild for the MLS side 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Crystal Palace duo Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon will miss at least the rest of the season with injuries, says boss Roy Hodgson. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has been passed fit for the Premier League leaders' home meeting with Watford on Tuesday. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has reportedly projected an increase in profits and a rise in attendance despite the new ownership group's decision to cut payroll drastically since assuming control of the franchise.According to documents obtained by theMiami Herald's Barry Jackson, the front office is projecting a profit somewhere in the range of $23 million and $68 million for 2018. The figures vary because, as Jackson notes, the high end of the projection is "based on the internal 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters that he and his staff were reviewing old film from Nick Foles' past seasonsincluding his 2013 season with the Eagles, when Foles threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptionsto best tailor the offense toward the quarterback's strengths, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.com.Pederson acknowledged the team may go to more hurry-up offense, as Foles had his most success in Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense in 2013."I think 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Charles Kie, has pledged his companys continued support for the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. Kie made this pledge while commending Pamodzi Sports Marketing Company, organisers of the trail-blazing road race in Nigeria, on the recent upgrade of the event to a Silver Label status by the International [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Ecobank Pledges Support as IAAF Confirms May 12 for 6th Okpekpe... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Britains Kyle Edmund came from a set down to beat teenager Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in the first round of the Brisbane International. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The state of emergency was introduced in April 2017 after 45 people were killed in attacks on churches. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Captain Joe Root says England must be "very, very careful" in future after off-field headlines marred their failed defence of the Ashes in Australia. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Manchester City restored their 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League after beating Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur went back above north London rivals Arsenal and into fifth place thanks to a win over bottom-of-the-table Swansea City earlier in the night.There was better news for two other teams trying to fend off the threat of relegation, as West Ham United beat West Bromwich Albion while Crystal Palace overcame Southampton. It means the Hammers h 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
EPL wrap: City bounce back, Spurs claim crucial win 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente returned to haunt Swansea and Dele Alli added a late second as Mauricio Pochettinos side won 2-0 on Tuesday to rise to fifth in the Premier League. Former Swansea star Llorentes 12th minute opener should have been ruled out for offside. But there was no dispute over Allis decisive goal, which [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Manchester City bounced back quickly after their 18-game winning streak come to an end, beating Watford 3-1 on Tuesday to establish a 15-point lead in the Premier League. After City were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace 48 hours earlier, prolific Raheem Sterling scored quickly andSergio Aguero added another as City continued their [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Joe Apu Captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles B squad Ikechukwu Ezenwa has declared that the team is 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Joe Apu Captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles B squad Ikechukwu Ezenwa has declared that the team is 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday in Abuja released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) beginning in Morocco on Jan. 13.The post Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others make CHAN 2018 list appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head coach Salisu Yusuf has released his final squad of 23 players of the Super Eagles B squad for the fifth African Nations Championship (CHAN) starting in Morocco on January 12. Goalkeeper and skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfield veteran Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer last season Anthony Okpotu are [] 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Ikechukwu Ezenwa says players who perform well at CHAN 2018 will improve their chances of making the World Cup list of Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr. In an interviewThe post Ezenwa: CHAN an opportunity to impress Rohr ahead of World Cup appeared first on TheCable. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Despite not having a coach at the moment Nigerias Super Falcons will play France in a friendly on 4 April in Paris. The African ChampionsThe post Falcons to play France in friendly match appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The solution for Finn Balor spinning his wheels on WWE Raw was right there all along, sitting inside a glass case marked "break in case of booking emergency."Many a fan had already fantasy booked a reunion with the former universal champion, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, imagining a version of The Bullet Club roaming WWE. Pairing Balor with his old allies from New Japan Pro Wrestling always seemed like a no-brainer, but the company never went that route. Until Monday night.On the lat 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Premier Leagues congested schedule is a disaster for players, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Amaechi Agbo The date was December 19, 2017. Like every other day, the pupils in primary six and students in JSS 1 in the ten Local Government Areas in Kogi State, particularly those who have football skills, indigent and wished to progress in it as their career, were apprehensive as they gathered in Bassa [] 
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